Sunday, November 20, 2016

89: "The KGB Are Really Sloppy At Staging Suicides" - Best Defense (1984)

We finally got to Eddie Murphy and we're discussing a god damn mess of a movie.  From 1984, it's 'Best Defense' starring Dudley Moore and 'strategic guest star' Eddie Murphy.  If you don't know the story of this movie, it was completely filmed with Dudley Moore and then screenings went so poorly that they filmed a subplot starring Eddie Murphy.  They share no screen time in the film and their story lines take place 2 years apart.  Dudley Moore plays an engineer, who seems to know nothing about engineering, that works at a company making tank parts for the military.  Eddie Murphy stars, in a parallel universe, as a soldier in the finished tank who accidentally finds himself in the middle of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait.  Eerily, Iraq invaded Kuwait six years after this movie came out.  What a bizarrely absurd movie.  And just for clarification, I found out after we recorded that this was directed by the same man who directed 'Howard The Duck' and I'm ashamed that I didn't know that trivia earlier.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

88: "Maybe Hitler Wasn't That Bad" - Labor Pains (2009)

It's Janeane Garofalo week on Saturday Night Jive and Chris Parnell is along for the ride as we watch "Labor Pains", the Lindsay Lohan movie that skipped it's theatrical release and premiered on ABC Family.  This is the story of a horrible person who does a horrible thing and is then arbitrarily forgiven for it.  Can you not fire pregnant women even if they suck at their jobs?  How do publishing companies work?  How do you market books?  Neither us or the movie seem to know the answers to these questions.  Also this is our first podcast in Donald Trump's America so we get a little political, don't worry we get back to the movie shortly afterwards.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

87: "Bipartisan Coroner" - You Don't Mess With The Zohan (2008)

We picked Robert Smigel out of the hat and that means we are doing yet another Adam Sandler movie, "You Don't Mess With The Zohan".  It's been a while since we've been divided on a film.  George thinks that this movie is not worth watching for the few good jokes while Ben thinks the end justifies the means.  Rob Schneider crosses Palestinian off the racist Bingo card that is his life and for some reason this movie also features Dave Matthews, John McEnroe and the 'Let's Get Ready To Runble' guy.  We also get a little political as we are visited by Hillary supporters mid-podcast.  Enjoy!
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

86: "Iron Lung Poon" - The Ex (2007)

We pulled Fred Armisen's name out of the hat and that means we are watching 'The Ex' a hidden gem from 2007 starring Zach Braff, Jason Bateman, Amanda Peet, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Amy Poehler, Amy Adams, Paul Rudd, Donal Logue... Sheesh, who isn't in this movie?  Oh yeah, anyone doing anything funny.  An all star cast elicits no laughs in this story about a new dad moving his way up the corporate ladder who has to deal with a new nemesis, a guy in a wheelchair with a big old dick.  Ben declares this as possibly the worst movie we've seen yet, so much so that he falls asleep during the podcast.  Luckily, we are joined by special guest Nate to drown out his Zzzzzs.  Enjoy!
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